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CAHA launches federal election campaign

The Climate and Health Alliance today will launch their 2019 federal election campaign with a call for action on the health emergency caused by climate change.

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CAHA welcome Greens commitment to National Strategy

The Climate and Health Alliance has welcomed the commitment from the Australian Greens to implement a plan to tackle the health effects of climate change based on the National Strategy on Climate, Health and Wellbeing and commit $2 million over the forward estimates to this.

 

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The ALP's Commitment to a National Climate, Health and Well-Being Strategy

The Climate and Health Alliance have welcomed the recommitment by Federal ALP to a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being.

Shadow Minister for Climate Change Mark Butler and Shadow Minister for Health Catherine King have announced that a Shorten Labor Government will develop Australia’s first National Strategy on Climate Change and Health, to address the health impacts of climate change.

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Presentation by Dr. Trevor Hancock on "One Planet Communities"

The Climate and Health Alliance was pleased to recently host Dr. Trevor Hancock with his presentation on 'Creating one planet communities'. 

Dr Hancock discussed the challenge we face as a species - to reduce our ecological footprint to Earth’s ‘biocapacity’, while maintaining a high quality of life and good health for all.



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2019 Health Sustainability Forum

Are you a leader in environmental sustainability in health?

Have you led projects to build sustainability in your workplace?

Do you have research or practical information to share with the health sector?

You are invited to submit an abstract to present at the 2019 Health Sustainability Forum.

 

 

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CAHA supports the School Strike 4 Climate

On Friday 15 March, CAHA was proud to march in solidarity with students striking across the globe, demanding action on climate change. 

Inspired by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, students walked out in over 100 countries, with over 150,000 students striking in Australia alone. CAHA staff, directors, members and supporters joined the throngs of students across Australia, in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Cairns and Wollongong. 

 

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Climate Health Champions Workshops Cairns and Townsville

We are excited to announce that registration for our Climate Health Champions workshops in Cairns and Townsville are now open! Places are limited, register now to avoid missing out. 

Secure your spot for Cairns here and Townsville here.

All over Australia, health professionals are increasingly concerned about the effects of climate change on health and well being. Many are joining the Our Climate Our Health campaign to support action on climate change to protect their community's health. 

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Postcard from COP 24 - Prof Hilary Bambrick on the most important climate talks since Paris

COP24 is the most important climate conference since world leaders signed on to the landmark Paris Agreement (2015) on climate change. International assemblies like these are always frenetic, with thousands of attendees, hundreds of sideshows and lots of backroom negotiations. I wanted to provide you with some insights into what’s been happening, as negotiations are now close to wrapping up.

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Postcard from COP24 - Associate Professor Linda Selvey shares some insights on the tensions at play at the global climate talks in Poland.

Associate Professor Linda Selvey, President and Chair, Australian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, is in Katowice, Poland for the UNFCCC global climate talks. Here she shares some insights on the tensions at play at the global climate talks in Poland.

 

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New Climate Health Champions take to the stage

CAHA’s new Climate Health Champions graduated with flying colours from their one-day workshop in Brisbane in
November 2018. The workshop was the result of a collaboration between the Climate and Health Alliance and the Queensland Nurses and Midwives Union (QNMU) to find, train and organise health sector professionals on climate-health issues. 18 people participated in the workshop which included presentations from QNMU, the Climate Media Centre and the Repower Campaign.

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